Harf-e Awara : Book Launch of Abhishek Shukla

Dekhne Ka Yeh Hunar Aya Hai Aate Aate,
Jate Jate Jo Bachi Hai Woh Nazar Hain Hum Log !

Lucknow was entirely poetic today with the launch of ‘Harf-e Awara’. It is the first book of Urdu Poet Abhishek Shukla, based primarily on Urdu Ghazals. Café Repertwahr, Faizabad Road, Lucknow was the venue for this book launch. Abhishek Shukla is a banker by profession but Urdu Poet par excellence by personality. Poet Farhat Ehsas appreciates  him with the confidence that Urdu Poetry is growing in the right direction with him. His command on vocabulary is outstanding and most appropriate !

The Team !

Yeh Qarz Tujhse Chukaya Na Ja Sakega Kabhi,
Tere Badan Pe Teri Rooh Par Udhaar Hoo Mein !

The interactive session was conducted by the famous Dastango Himanshu Bajpai. He was also instrumental in getting the book published with his vast knowledge of Urdu language. Poetry has no borders and it cannot be confined to any religion and so is the case with Urdu language. Although it is passing through a difficult phase but it’s a process and we are in the timeline. Abhishek is not in favour of using very easy language to connect with the masses; his focus is to select the right word to put his thoughts on paper.

Himanshu Bajpayi signing his book, Qissa Qissa Lucknawwa

Tujhse Ek Jung To Ladni Hai So Ladte Hain Hum,
Apne Kheme Me Kisi Roz Mila Lenge Tumhein !

Fahad Mahmood, a Lucknowite by heart & soul was highly influenced with the poetry of Abhishek ! The evening was found by him as a food-for-soul and the book as daily-dose ! For him, Urdu poetry is full of real philosophy of life based on the experiences. Contributions of Pandit Ajiz Matvi, Dr Nirmal Darshan and many stalwarts were shared with the audience. Lucknow School of Urdu Poetry and its contribution to the Planet Earth was evident here !

Abhishek Shukla signing his book and his son Meer grabbing his attention

Apni Jaisi Hi Kisi Shakl Mein Dhalenge Tumhein,
Hum Bigad Jaenge Itna Ki Bana Lenge Tumhein !

Talha Alvi, the young poet from Lucknow is of the opinion that the composite culture of Lucknow is the treasure of India. Urdu poetry is one the most attractive aspect of literature and we should preserve and promote the same. Syed Husain Afsar, Anshumali Tandon, Vikram Rupani, Sabiha Ahmad, RJ Manisha, RJ Monica, Samreen Muiz Siddiqui, Rashmi Shukla, Sadaf Jafar, Deepak Kabir, Veena Rana, Afzal Shah Maududi, Sayeed Ahmad, etc were part of the wonderful audience.

RJ Manisha, Rashmi Shukla, Himanshu Bajpai, Sadaf Jafar (L to R)

Tere Wajud Mein Kuch Hai Jo Is Zamee’n Ka Nahi’n,
Tere Khayal Ki Rangat Bhi Aasmaani Hai !

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